Quickfire Q&A with Chris Callender

Assistant Director and head of the legal team at the Howard League for Penal Reform

What’s been your best job?

I think working at the Howard League representing children in prison and has been the most rewarding and enlightening work. It has come with huge pressures from the volume of work that we do and to witness the chaos, abuse and neglect that this country knowingly exposes on children to.

If you were stuck on a desert island, and you could take one person and one object, who and what would they be?
I would take my girlfriend (predictable) and my swimming googles

Who inspires you and why?
Camilla at Kids Co. She has the courage and dedication to face problems and provide answers.

Where is your favourite place?
Toco Bay, Trinidad

Which celebrity would you want to play you in a film?
Denzil Washington

What was the last CD you bought?
R&B Essential, Summer 2007

What are you reading?
“A boy called A”

What’s your favourite film?
Wings of Desire

Big Brother – Treat or Trash?
Trash (and treat)

Pets – yes or no?
Yes, but no time.

If you were on Death Row, what would be your final meal?
salt fish rice and peas, plantain, and a dumpling

How would you want to be remembered?
Thorn in the side.

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